Krause, L., Naughton, G., Denny, G., Patton, D., Hartwig, T. & Gabbett, T. (2015). Understanding mismatches in body size, speed and power among adolescent rugby union players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,18(3), 358-363. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2014.05.012
Objectives: With adolescent sport increasingly challenged by mismatches in size, new strategies are important to maximize participation. The objectives were to (1) improve the understanding of mismatches in physical size, speed and power in adolescent rugby union players, (2) explore associations between size and performance with demographic, playing-history, and injury profiles, and (3) explore the applicability of existing criteria for age/body mass-based dispensation (playing-down) strategies.
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